Hello gentle reader,
It is time for another weekly check-in! I hope you had a great and productive week. Mine was… crazy.
Quote of the Week
“I think I’ll try defying gravity.”
Wicked, The Musical by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman
Trying to get traditionally published sometimes feels like trying to defy gravity. This week I received one too many rejections and was tempted to throw my flying broom in the fire. But then I didn’t, partly thanks to the support of Jessica Montgomery, Rhiann Wynn-Nolet, Kate Michael, Rachel O’Laughlin, Juliana Haygert and Rachel Horwitz. These ladies are awesome and I’m so grateful I have them…
Picture of the Week
Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London
I went to London this week, and I stayed at a beautiful Victorian hotel. That was quite fitting, since I’m working on a novel set in Victorian London…
Word Count of the Week
This week I had some time off work and I added 9000 words to my Work In Progress, which means it is now at 18,000 words. I’m very pleased with that.
TV Show of the Week
Downton Abbey (ITV)
Slowly but surely, I am catching up on the latest seasons of this awesome show…
Film of the Week
I went to see it last Friday and I loved it! Such a fun, adorable and thought-provoking movie.
Good News of the Week
This week, Rachel O’Laughlin decided to self-publish her Epic Fantasy and wrote an excellent post about it.
My goal for this round is to write every day. This week again I managed to write
4 days out of 7.
Links of the Week
On my blog I posted about movies that taught me something about writing, and I added pictures of handsome actors. It was Valentine’s Day after all this week.
On her blog, Emily Wenstrom interviewed the awesome YA writer Aimee L. Salter about her creative process. Worth a read!
Literary agent Carly Watters posted about When to revise your manuscript and when to keep submitting It was exactly the post I needed to read this week.
And YA author Maggie Stiefvater revealed the cover of the sequel to The Raven Boys here.
Next week on my blog I shall take part in the Thursday Children meme for the first time. It’s “a weekly blog hop where writers come together to talk about whatever inspires them.” I’m very excited about it…
How was your week? Make sure to share your writing progress and what inspired you this week in the comment section below!